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Sailor's Ropework

Introduction

Sailors used rope to make both practical and decorative items. They would also have special tools to help them with their work.

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Flagon covered with ropework

Flagon covered with ropework

Flagon covered with ropework

Heaving mallets ranging in size from 6-24 inches overall

Heaving mallets

Heaving mallets ranging in size from 6-24 inches overall

An all wood sailmakers stitch heaver from Portugal .

An all wood sailmakers stitch heaver from Portugal .

An all wood sailmakers stitch heaver from Portugal .

Sailors performing various tasks on the rigging

Sailors at work in the rigging

Sailors performing various tasks on the rigging

Sticks with weighted heads

Night Sticks

Sticks with weighted heads

Two case in which sailors would keep their sailneedles in

Needle cases

Two case in which sailors would keep their sailneedles in

hand dressing of hemp

hand dressing of hemp

hand dressing of hemp

Wright's Rope Walk 1770s

Wright's Rope Walk 1770s

Wright's Rope Walk 1770s

A heaving mallet at work

Heaving mallet with heaving board

A heaving mallet at work

Sailmaker’s seam rubber 1989.2.1

Sailmakers seam rubber

Sailmaker’s seam rubber 1989.2.1